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National River Cleanup Day
Saturday, May 19, 2018
9 a.m. to Noon

RAIN OR SHINE, THE CLEANUP WILL CONTINUE

Waiver of liability - English / Spanish

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Online Volunteer Cleanup Registration Map: Click Here

REGISTER FOR A CLEANUP SITE USING THE "REGISTER" LINK IN EACH OF THE LISTED CLEANUP SITES BELOW.

*Cleanup sites may change, please come back and check the day before your cleanup for any updates.


Campbell

1. San Tomas Creek

Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Private Group
Parking is Available at the Site:
Private Group
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Private Group
Site Coordinator:

Private Group

To sign up for this site:

N/A

 

Cupertino

2. Calabazas Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Private Group
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site:

N/A

 

3. Stevens Creek
Site Description:
11401 Stevens Canyon Road Cupertino, CA 95014
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Please meet in the Chestnut Parking lot near the kiosk at the park entrance
Number of Volunteers Needed:
25
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
To sign up for this site:

 

4. Calabazas Creek
Site Description:
Creekside Park
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet City staff near the park restrooms to sign in.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
90
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ursula Syrova - environmental@cupertino.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Parking is very, very limited. Please organize a carpool, public transportation or bike to the cleanup site. Please be aware the cleanup site can be slippery due to mud. Wear closed toe shoes, pants and sunscreen for your protection. The City of Cupertino provides gloves, trash crabbers and bags, and light refreshments feel free to bring your own equipment if desired. Also, be sure to remember to bring your completed volunteer waiver.

Register here at Eventbrite.




Gilroy

5. Coyote Lake
Site Description:
Coyote Lake
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at the Visitor Center
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

 

7. Uvas Creek
Site Description:
7149 Uvas pkwy
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet in Christmas Hill Park
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Adam Parrish - Aparrish81@gmail.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

May be thicker vegetation towards the Luchessa side of the creek.

Register here at Eventbrite.


 

Los Altos

9. Permanente Creek
Site Description:

Heritage Oaks Park, 1305 McKnezie Ave., Los Altos, CA

Volunteer Meeting Area:
In park by picnic tables
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Linda Ziff - water@greentownlosaltos.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.



 

Los Gatos

10. Lexington Reservoir
Site Description:

19650 Old Santa Cruz Highway Los Gatos, CA 95033

Volunteer Meeting Area:
North of the CalFire Station is a large CalTrans dirt pullout where you can park. Look for the volunteer signs!
Number of Volunteers Needed:
75
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff - julie.kahrnoff@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, long pants, and prepare for lots of sunshine!

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

Milpitas

11. Tularcitos Creek
Site Description:
Peter Gill Park
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Corner of Santa Rita Dr. and Paseo Refugio St.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - 408-586-3357 jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Best site for young children.

Register here at Eventbrite.


12. Los Coches Creek
Site Description:
Fiesta Market - 110 Dempsey Rd.
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Parking Fiesta - 110 Dempsey Rd.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
50
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - 408-586-3357 jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Not a good site for children under 13.

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13. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Ranch Dr. at McCarthy Blvd., at Trail Head
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at parking area on Ranch Drive at North McCarthy Blvd
Number of Volunteers Needed:
70
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Stobbe - 408-586-3357 jtapiru@ci.milpitas.ca.gov

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Adults only on rocks.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

Morgan Hill

 

14. West Little Llagas Creek
Site Description:
Between West Edmundson and Spring
Volunteer Meeting Area:
100 Edes Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Cynthia Iwanaga - 408-310-4169 cynthia.iwanaga@morganhill.ca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

 

Mountain View

 

15. Stevens Creek
Site Description:
Dead end of Central Ave. at the Stevens Creek Trail (NOT Central Expressway)
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Dead end of Central Ave. at the Stevens Creek Trail Entrance
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Eric Anderson - 650-903-6224 carrie.sandahl@mountainview.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Poison Oak is present throughout the Creek and adjacent banks. Please wear long sleeves, long pants and close-toed, sturdy shoes.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

 

Palo Alto

 

16. Adobe Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
20
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

N/A

 

 

17. Matadero Creek
Site Description:
3201 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at East Bayshore and trail at Matadero, just south of Emily Renzel Wetlands
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Kirsten Struve - 650-799-0064 kirsten_struve@hotmail.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

 

18. Adobe Creek

Site Description:
3803 East Bayshore
Volunteer Meeting Area:
East Bayshore and Adobe Creek Loop Trail
Number of Volunteers Needed:

20

Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Joanna Tran - cleanbay@cityofpaloalto.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Active yellowjackets onsite, please visit a different site if allergic.

Register here at Eventbrite

 

San José

19. Canoas Creek - CANCELLED

Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Private Group
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):
Private Group

 

20. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Coleman Avenue and Autumn Parkway
Volunteer Meeting Area:

Rotary Playgarden

Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:

Christian Gutierrez - PG&E c2g7@pge.com

AFI1@pge.com

To sign up for this site (or for more information):

High Levels of Litter

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

21. Thompson Creek
Site Description:
Quimby Rd- Aborn Rd
Volunteer Meeting Area:

Everdale Dr at Pettigrew Dr at the bridge.

Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ealine Talerico - lanie5017@gmail.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Possible homeless encampments.

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22. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
N 22nd St & Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet in parking lot
Number of Volunteers Needed:
45
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Rachelle Cardona - (510) 463-6850 info@savesfbay.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

23. Grant County Park
Site Description:
18405 Mt Hamilton Rd San Jose, CA 95140
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meeting the rangers at the parking lot at Grant Lake off of Mt. Hamilton, ¼ mile past the entrance to Grant Park.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
16
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Julie Kahrnoff - julie.kahrnoff@prk.sccgov.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

24. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
1001 E Capitol Expressway
Volunteer Meeting Area:
1001 E Capitol Expressway San Jose, CA 95121
Number of Volunteers Needed:
112
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Heavily littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Maya Briones - maya@keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Everyone must bring a signed waiver, regardless of age, in order to participate.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

25. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Private Group
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Private Group

 

26. Guadalupe Reservoir
Site Description:
Hicks road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Hicks road at the dam
Number of Volunteers Needed:
4
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Jack Marshall - 408-218-8662 jack@marshall-artist.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

27. New Chicago Marsh
Site Description:
1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Inside of Environmental Education Center
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Hope Presley - hope.presley@sfbws.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Picking up litter and also doing upland restoration work.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

28. Los Gatos Creek

Site Description:
1970 Willow St. San Jose, CA 95125
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Blackford Elementary School
Number of Volunteers Needed:
30
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Leslie Anido - leslie_anido@sccoe.org 408-505-1970
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Need to wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, etc.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

29. Guadalupe River

Site Description:
438 Coleman Ave
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Meet at parking lot outside of Rotary Play Garden
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Dani Reed - danielle.reed@fairmont.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

30. Guadalupe River
Site Description:
Little Italy San Jose (323 W St John St, San Jose, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
St. John Bridge (On West St John St between North Autumn and North Almaden)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
60
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Christine La - christine.la@salasobrien.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

The homeless concern, steep side banks, and avoid entering the water.

Register here at Eventbrite.

 
31. San Tomas Aquinas Creek
Site Description:
Across from 5112 Westmont Avenue, San Jose, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
At the gate to the creek on Westmont Avenue, located next to the Westmont High School baseball fields across the street from 5112 Westmont Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
15
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Stefanny Moreno info@cleancreeks.org 408-354-4734
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Next to baseball fields/stands where litter blows into the creek

 

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32. Upper Penetencia Creek
Site Description:
White Road/Upper Pent Creek Road
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Wooden vehicular bridge (by GREEN Girl Scouts Sign)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
60
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Alex Bianchi - bianchiaj@aol.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Please wear working attire (no open toed shoes)

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

33. Ross Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
5
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

N/A

 

 

34. Guadalupe River

Site Description:
438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, ca
Volunteer Meeting Area:
438 Coleman Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
100
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Heavily Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Ricky Davis - (408)298-7657 ricky@grpg.org
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

 

35. Coyote Creek
Site Description:
Singleton Road, San Jose
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Coyote Creek Trail entrance at Tuers Road Off Capitol Expressway
Number of Volunteers Needed:
10
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
William Fritz - 408-591-5245 bill@wgfritzconstruction.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Shopping carts in creek

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42. Guadalupe Creek - CLEANUP HELD ON 5/18
Site Description:
Capital Expressway and Almaden
Volunteer Meeting Area:
At the location on Capital Expressway
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Moderately Littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Shay Franco-Clausen - 408-966-8157 shay@shayforsanjose.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Shopping carts in creek.

This cleanup will be held on Friday, May 18.

 

 

 

Santa Clara
36. Saratoga Creek
Site Description:
2610 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Water District Gate East Bound El Camino Real at Bowe Avenue
Number of Volunteers Needed:
12
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Karen Hickey - 408-615-3097 kahickey@santaclaraca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Primarily an on-land cleanup adjacent to creek. Some steep slopes.

Register here at Eventbrite.

43. San Tomas Aquino Creek (On land cleanup)
Site Description:
On land cleanup near creek
Volunteer Meeting Area:

South Bound Lick Mill Boulevard at Tasman Drive

Number of Volunteers Needed:
25
Parking is Available at the Site:

Yes, along Lick Mill Boulevard

Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Karen Hickey - 408-615-3097 kahickey@santaclaraca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

 

37. Saratoga Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
12
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Private Group

38. San Tomas Aquino Creek
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
No
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

N/A

 

Sunnyvale

39. West Sunnyvale Channel - NEW VOLUNTEER LOCATION
Site Description:
Sunnyvale, CA
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Star One Credit Union 1306 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, 94089. Corner of Java & Bordeaux park by the ATM machine in back of building.
Number of Volunteers Needed:
10
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
Yes
Site Coordinator:
Diana Rudd - 408-242-1133 diana.g.ruud@lmco.com
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

 

Register here at Eventbrite.

40. Calabazas
Site Description:
Private Group
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Private Group
Number of Volunteers Needed:
10
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Somewhat littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Private Group
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

N/A

 

41. Calabazas Creek and Sunnyvale East
Site Description:
999 E Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Volunteer Meeting Area:
Calabazas (far end of trail at Baylands), SV East (John W Christian Greenbelt)
Number of Volunteers Needed:
40
Parking is Available at the Site:
Yes
Condition of Site:
Moderately littered
This Site is Appropriate for Volunteers Under 16 Years of Age:
No
Site Coordinator:
Jackie Davison - 408-730-7717 green@sunnyvale.ca.gov
To sign up for this site (or for more information):

Litter levels vary, higher in some areas than others. Steep banks.

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Creek Connections Action Group - 5750 Almaden Expressway - San José, CA 95118 - (408) 630- 2239 - volunteer@valleywater.org